Abundant Zion National Park Wildlife
Zion National Park is home to many exotic plants & animals. Plants & animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! This not only makes for great scenery when visiting the park, but also requires careful attention be placed on making sure that the Zion National Park animals do not become threatened or endangered through the introduction of non-native species and human activities. The park rangers at Zion National Park have implemented many programs aimed at keeping the natural beauty of Zion and making sure the resources are available for future generations to enjoy and learn from. Some of the programs include:
- Native Plant Restoration
- Virgin River Habitat Restoration
- Managing Wildland Fires
Zion National Park Plantlife
Located on the Colorado Plateau, sedimentation, uplift, and erosion have resulted in elevations ranging from 3600 to 8700 feet. The unique geology of massive cliff walls has created diverse environments such as: deserts, canyons, slickrock, hanging gardens, riparian, and high plateaus. Zion National Park contains over 900 species of flora. This is more species of plant life in Zion than all of Hawaii!
Zion National Park Animals
Zion National Park is also home to a wide variety of animals including 250 species of birds, 6 native fish species and 68 species of mammals. Many of the Zion National Park animals are endangered or threatened. Because of this you must be careful and not handle animals in the park. Please do not feed the animals or touch them. Protecting these animals is the responsibility of every visitor to the park.